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A Processor Optimization Framework for a Selected Application

PODIVÍNSKÝ Jakub, ČEKAN Ondřej, KRČMA Martin, BURGET Radek, HRUŠKA Tomáš and KOTÁSEK Zdeněk. A Framework for Optimizing a Processor to Selected Application. In: Proceedings of IEEE East-West Design & Test Symposium. Kazan: IEEE Computer Society, 2018, pp. 564-574. ISBN 978-1-5386-5709-6.
Czech title
Rámec pro optimalizaci procesorů pro zvolenou aplikaci
Type
conference paper
Language
english
Authors
Keywords
Processor optimization, ASIP, Codasip Studio, embedded system, RISC-V
Abstract
A processor plays the main role in almost every electronics system. The use of a general purpose processor may not be profitable for a specific application, because the processor is designed for a wide set of applications. Application Specific Instruction-set Processors (ASIPs) are today applied in specific cases, where one application or a certain group of applications is performed. This paper focuses on automatic optimization of an ASIP for a given application through checking its possible configurations of key parameters (number of registers, size of caches, instruction set modification, etc.). The paper also presents designed framework which is able to optimize the given application in terms of speed, area or power consumption. The framework allows to use various optimization methods. For the processor modification, the Codasip Studio tool is used. It allows to generate all tools needed for compilation, simulation, and hardware mapping which are needed in process of ASIP design. The experiments are carried on RISC-V (Reduced Instruction Set Computing) processor described in Codasip Studio.
Published
2018
Pages
564-574
Proceedings
Proceedings of IEEE East-West Design & Test Symposium
Conference
16th IEEE EAST-WEST DESIGN & TEST SYMPOSIUM, Kazan, RU
ISBN
978-1-5386-5709-6
Publisher
IEEE Computer Society
Place
Kazan, RU
DOI
BibTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{FITPUB11689,
   author = "Jakub Podiv\'{i}nsk\'{y} and Ond\v{r}ej \v{C}ekan and Martin Kr\v{c}ma and Radek Burget and Tom\'{a}\v{s} Hru\v{s}ka and Zden\v{e}k Kot\'{a}sek",
   title = "A Processor Optimization Framework for a Selected Application",
   pages = "564--574",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of IEEE East-West Design \& Test Symposium",
   year = 2018,
   location = "Kazan, RU",
   publisher = "IEEE Computer Society",
   ISBN = "978-1-5386-5709-6",
   doi = "10.1109/EWDTS.2018.8524733",
   language = "english",
   url = "https://www.fit.vut.cz/research/publication/11689"
}
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